World Cup Italia '90
|World Cup Italia '90|
Master System Cover art
|Publisher(s)||Sega, Virgin Mastertronic|
|Series||FIFA World Cup|
World Cup Italia '90 is a football video game by Sega for Mega Drive in 1990 and Master System in 1991. The Mega Drive version is the European release of World Championship Soccer. The Master System version was released in Brazil as Super Futebol II.
The game gives official groups, teams and the fidelity schedule of the championship. Gameplay occurs at a bird's-eye view and sees the player given the choice of participating as any of the teams that featured in the tournament itself, and no qualifying tournaments to reach the World Cup are available on this game.
The Mega Drive version was later renamed to Sega Soccer on the Mega 6 compilation cartridge removing the Virgin Mastertronic credits.
In Brazil, the Master System version was released as a Master System exclusive with the name Super Futebol II. Super Futebol had been the name used in Brazil for World Championship Soccer.
Virgin Mastertronic owned the home license for the official video game of the 1990 World Cup. This was used on their self-developed games for home computers under the title World Cup Soccer: Italia '90. They also published Sega games in Europe so used the licence for the different games for the Sega consoles.
This is the second World Cup official licensed franchise game based on the 1990 FIFA World Cup featuring the official logo and the mascot, the first having been the ill-fated and little-known World Cup Carnival for the 1986 FIFA World Cup.
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